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Upcoming Professional Development Events

Upcoming PlayMatters! Events

Registration is open
(and some are quite limited)
for the following PlayMatters! events:

Ongoing Parenting Forum

Manhattan Beach Nursery School

Dig Childhood Center

CPR and First Aid
In-Person Training 
Designed for Teachers,
Parents, and Caregivers 
Los Angeles Southwest College
Child Development Department
Dr. Tamar Andrews, a licensed CPR and First Aid instructor, will provide this training. 
CPR and 1st Aid Training Fee: $30
(must pay in advance through Eventbrite)
To receive certification, you must: 
-be present throughout the entire training. 
-complete the certification process.
The CPR instructor will provide information on the day of the training.
Date: May 21, 2022 
Time: 9:00 
A Virtual Event

As we know, a child’s development can be impacted by many things; toxic stress can hinder development just as the presence of a reliable adult can support it. Currently we, as a community, nation and world, are facing stressors that are beyond the control of families. In this session we will discussthe impact of COVID 19, institutionalized racism and other factors on families and in turn, on the development of young children, and how we can support a child’s development, even in difficult times. The CDC has released new Developmental Milestones. An update on the information and how to share it with families will be addressed.

Limited Availability.

Presenter: Fran Goldfarb, M.A., MCHES, CPSP
Fran Goldfarb is Director of Community Education, Information Dissemination and Technical Assistance for the University of Southern California University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (USC UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Her priorities will be to strengthen communication between the USC UCEDD, its community partners, self-advocates and family members; and expanding education and technical assistance programs for individuals and their families with disabilities. Fran was one of the first Family Support faculty in the LEND network and had an instrumental role in the development of this LEND discipline. She has been a leader in family support both here and through the Association of University Centers on Disability. Fran is a staunch supporter of peer advocates and family navigators as well as being a steadfast advocate for families and their children. 

AEYC Member Complimentary Benefit:
Registration: Members Only

Monday, June 6, 2022
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Virtual: On Zoom
Limited capacity. Register early

The Southern California Chapter (SCC) is pleased to invite you to register for an update on this very timely topic with ECE experts and members of the ECE field.

The presenters listed below are also members of PEACH, (PEACH is an ECE cross-sector higher education collaborative since 2011 with faculty colleagues from 25 institutions of higher education in Los Angeles County and now statewide with faculty from approximately 80 institutions of higher education.)
Jan Fish, Ed.D., has been in the field of Early Childhood Education since the late 1960s, working in ECE center-based programs as teacher assistant, teacher, and director for 11 years. 

Earning her doctorate in Early Childhood and Developmental Studies at UCLA, Jan joined the faculty at CSUN where she coordinated the BA Program in Child Development and the MA program in ECE. She has held three Fulbright Fellowships in Early Childhood Education in Uruguay (1967-68; 2004) and Spain (1986), and has taught and lectured in Spanish in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. 

Jan is Co-Lead of Partnerships for Education, Articulation and Coordination through Higher Education (PEACH) from 2011 to the present. She is member of the CAAEYC Public Policy Committee where she co-leads with Fran Chasen the Professional Development and Policy Linkages Workgroup.
Dr. Helen M. Davis is the Program Director of Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at UCLA Extension, Education Department. She has been a teacher, researcher and program director for birth through 12th grade education for over 35 years and has worked at UCLA since 1996. Davis earned an MS in Ed. from the Bank Street School of Education and an Ed. D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a Fulbright Fellow. Publications include Coherence, Dissonance, and Personal Style in Learning to Teach (2017), Learning in Residence: Mixed-methods research on an Urban Teacher Residency Program (2015) and Framing Teacher Learning Dispositions: A summer Institute on Special Education (2014). Davis is a co-lead in the CA ECE Faculty Advocacy group, PEACH. Davis regularly presents at conferences in the US and Latin America. Recent presentations include Public Policy and Education in ECE: a US perspective, Keynote, and Pedagogical and Curricular Development in ECE: Brain and Play workshop, at III IberoAmerican and Colombia National Congress for Quality Education in ECE (2019); Cultural Transmission of Social Knowledge in Early Childhood Education, Jewish Federation of America, JECELI Program (2019); Dynamic and Inclusive Classrooms: A relational approach to teaching diverse college students. CAAEYC (2020).
Dr. Denise Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Studies at Cal Poly Pomona. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan in Developmental Psychology and contributed to the longitudinal Family Transitions Study. Dr. Kennedy holds a dual degree in clinical psychology and Marriage Family Therapy and worked with elementary school children in the Downey Unified School district. He is the co-lead of the ECE Credential workgroup with PEACH.Dr. Kennedy’s research centers on enhancing the social and emotional development of children and families and how children learn to regulate emotions. The scope of her recent research focuses on parents’ and teachers’ efficacy— the belief that they will be able to work successfully with children. New research also encompasses Cross-cultural sensitivity for students traveling abroad, and emerging parenthood for college students. 
Dr. Sandra Moe is a Child Development/Education full-time tenured faculty member at Rio Hondo College. In addition to teaching the Child Development Practicum class – which allows students to apply what they’ve learned in Child Development classes to working with children in a laboratory environment – Dr. Moe is the coordinator for the center. She also teaches one course over the semester that varies between Introduction to Special Education, Child Growth and Development or Adult Supervision. Dr. Moe earned associate degrees in general studies and early childhood education from Cerritos College; a bachelor’s degree in child development from California State University, Fullerton; and a master’s degree and doctorate from Utah State University in family and human development. For the last 12 years, Dr. Moe has worked at Rio Hondo College and served as coordinator for the center for the last four. She has a great wealth of knowledge in the area of laboratory schools, having worked her way up from aide to teacher at the Cerritos College lab school, and directing the lab school at Utah for six years.
Information on the PK-3 ECE Specialist Credential

Here is the most up-to-date link to connect to the CTC Survey to be completed by MAY 10th.

New Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) have been developed as part of the work to establish a new PK-3 ECE Specialist Credential. 
For questions about the recent survey or the work relating to the PK-3 ECE Specialist credential, email ECE@ctc.ca.gov.
As part of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing’s (CTC’s) work to develop the Preschool through 3rd grade (PK-3) ECE Specialist Credential, a new set of Preparation Program Standards for the proposed PK-3 ECE Specialist Credential has been drafted. The Program Standards describe quality and effectiveness expectations and are used for accreditation.